If you are that influenced by internet postings don't buy it. If you take the time to actually go try one then make up your own mind. If everyone followed the stories on forums nothing from any company would sell except edibles. Use the return period to aggressively use it to be sure.
It looks like a great buy. It is not expensive compared to what you get, and it is an amazing computer. It is big and heavy, but if you are OK with it, and if you are into macOS, then I can see no better buy.
The 16” is a good buy, especially the base model. It’s a very balanced configuration and the best MBP since the 2015 15” dGPU (M360X) and/or the 2013 15” (GT750) models.
Did I make a mistake buying the 2,799 model?
The screen is fantastic. If you listen to these forums you’ll never buy an Apple product. I’ve owned a lot of Macs and the 16 inch if my favorite notebook hands down.